4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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PRIOR IMPRISONMENT

At least half of prisoners in all states and territories, except Victoria (48%), were recorded as having had prior adult imprisonment under sentence. Male prisoners consistently had higher proportions of prior imprisonment than females, ranging from 49% in Victoria to 72% in the Australian Capital Territory. The highest proportion of female prisoners with a prior imprisonment was 72% in the Australian Capital Territory, and the lowest was recorded in Tasmania and Victoria (both at 36%). (Table 3.8)





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